Watch This Perfect Send Off For Former LSU Coach Les Miles [VIDEO]
While many Tiger fans who have publicly ripped Les Miles were happy to tell him "good riddance," others are sending off the former LSU coach with respect.
One video, uploaded by the crew at AI.com, honored Les Miles with an "SEC Shorts" video that some are calling the perfect send off. The clip shows fans of different SEC teams slow clapping "Les Miles-style" (fingers spread wide)—a clap that Miles was famous for during his head coaching gig at LSU.
According to a 2013 article in the New York Times, there was actually reasoning behind Miles' clapping style
Miles explained the evolution of his distinctive manner of clapping, which often involves his being hunched over as he smacks his palms together with his fingers spread wide. As it turns out, it is all about preventing injury. “You can’t be soft-handed; it has to be an aggressive clap,” he said before a demonstration. “You keep your fingers out so that you don’t get them caught in between, you know what I’m saying? If you get them in between here”—he gestured to the area between his fingers—“it can be an ineffective clap and you can get hurt. Injuries can occur if you don’t keep your fingers spread.”
Les Miles was fired by LSU on Sunday after losing to Auburn Saturday night, just four games into his 12th season with the team.